01 February 2020 – Sri Lankan students in Wuhan evacuated and placed in quarantine

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Repatriation of nationals
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: MInistry of Health and Army

Overview: On the 1st of February, 33 students who were in Wuhan city were successfully evacuated by the government and sent to Diyathalawa army base for the quarantine activities. All facilities were provided free.
Full details here: http://www.epid.gov.lk/web/images/pdf/Circulars/Corona_virus/follow-up-of-sri-lankan-nationals-and-other-foreign-nationals-returning-from-high-risk-areas-for-ongoing-corona-virus-covid-19-transmission.pdfntly

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Evidence/Justification: The students made a plea to return and the government decided to evacuate them back to Sri Lanka